Yes, Google may remove Google Maps reviews that the owner/admin of a Google My Business page wrote a public reply to. Responding to a review doesn’t seem to validate it in Google’s view, as in, “Well, if business owner replied to it, it must be … [Continue reading] about Will Google Remove a Google Maps Review After the Owner of the GMB Page Replied to It?
Just about every day I send in edits on Google My Business pages that have committed one party foul or another, but this is the first I’ve seen Google go out of its way to encourage those edits: It was a partial edit of a business’s name, in … [Continue reading] about Google Starts Cheering Anti-Spam Edits in Google Maps
I may have seen this before, but it must not have registered with me until I saw it more than once on the same page of Google Maps results. In any event, it’s new to me. Below is an example. Do you see what’s out of place? Is it the plump … [Continue reading] about Shoehorning Cities into the Address Field of a Google My Business Page
Today marks 10 years since I started blogging about local SEO and related topics, and in my view it marks the real start of my business and all that’s brought - including 400+ posts, way more skill, great clients, a great living, some friendships, a … [Continue reading] about 10 Years of Local Search Blogging
I work with clients on all kinds of local-visibility-related challenges, but you would not believe how much time I spend on service pages: explaining, critiquing, troubleshooting, inventorying, creating, and refining them, and then doing it all over … [Continue reading] about Service Pages and Local SEO: 20+ Principles to Make Them Your Rock-Solid Foundation